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This Airstream/Mercedes Hybrid Is the Weirdest RV We’ve Seen in Ages

This camping rig is bizarre, but also functional and super cheap.

There is no shortage of compelling camping trailers and camper van options. The trouble with many of them is that they are expensive. Most individuals can’t drop $200,000-plus on a luxury yacht on wheels (vehicle to tow it not included). Those on a more reasonable budget must get creative. Perhaps this weird Mercedes/Airstream hybrid motorhome currently for sale on eBay that Motor1 found could be intriguing.

The base unit is a 31-foot Airstream Excella camping trailer. Instead of towing it, a previous owner mounted it to the bed of a 16-ton Mercedes 1617 truck. The commercial vehicle building firm E.J. Holyoake in England performed the conversion. The current owner asserts that a new engine was fitted just before purchase, and the diesel truck “drives like a Merc should.”

Amenities are ample. The trailer sleeps up to four with a double bedroom and a pull-out double bed in the main cabin. There are a shower and toilet, a galley kitchen and a full-size refrigerator. It offers both central heating and an air conditioning system (that needs service). The trailer can power itself via solar panels, a wind generator or a gas generator.

The seller is asking £24,999 for this rig, which works out to about $32,800. Shipping from the UK would not be cheap. Most buyers would want to give the interior a substantial modernization (there’s a definite cheap 1980s hotel room vibe). Still, with even a modestly sized Winnebago camper van running well past $100,000, this Mercedes/Airstream could be an odd, roundabout way to get your dream camper for less.

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